Why exactly are these cookies bestowed with such a lofty name as truffles? Well, first there's the generous amount of butter, cocoa powder, and sugar in the dough, which also includes two eggs (for richness and extra moistness) and vanilla extract (for inimitable flavor). Then there's the shape of the cookies (balls) and their coating of powdered sugar, which makes them resemble the real deal. And they are utterly delicious.


  • 200 grams sugar
  • 200 grams flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 50 grams butter (cubed)
  • 2 beaten eggs (lightly)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar (sifted, to sprinkle)


  1. Using fingertips, mix the sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and butter.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix well with an electric mixer.
  4. Form dough into a ball.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Grease two baking sheets and line with parchment paper.
  8. Form dough into walnut-size balls.
  9. Roll in powdered sugar, coating thoroughly.
  10. Place the balls on the sheets, leaving space between them.
  11. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
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